Beware buying an RV with evidence of water leak

  By Russ and Tiña De Maris Among the pet peeves of a prominent RV technician – customers who bring him an RV with a roof leak. No, he’s not upset because your roof developed a leak; that kind of thing can happen. Rather, it’s the customer who recently bought the RV, only to discover the roof leaks. In many... Read More

Why a young boy died by simply touching the family RV

By Chuck Woodbury, editor I wrote this article two years ago in response to the death of a 3-year-old boy, who was electrocuted by simply touching his family’s Airstream trailer and reprinted the article again in early June, 2016 in the RV Travel Newsletter. The trailer was experiencing what is known as a “hot skin” condition. It can happen to any of... Read More

Avoid this dangerous situation when hooking up to sewer

By Chuck Woodbury Editor, RVtravel.com Readers Don and Carol Callahan sent me this alarming photo and the message: “Many RV parks have sewer and water connects in dangerous proximity to each other and do not meet any standards of sanitation. It seems that no city, state, or federal health departments regulate this issue.” They didn’t say where they snapped this... Read More

RVs parked too close together: Carbon monoxide fumes kill five

By Chuck Woodbury editor, RVtravel.com Originally published in October, 2011 It’s so sad what happened two weeks ago: five people died in a rented RV at a charity event at Tennessee’s Clarksville Speedway. They went to sleep and never woke up. A portable generator hummed outside. Unknown to the RVers, the exhaust was venting into the rig. Friends entered the... Read More

Needless deaths on the RV highway

By Chuck Woodbury editor, RVtravel.com This was originally published in January, 2012 There was a terrible traffic accident last week. A rented motorhome with 13 people on board blew a tire and then veered off the highway into a tree. Two people were killed and nine injured. Two of the passengers were thrown from the vehicle. The group was headed... Read More